Frances Eleanor Thornton, loving and precious gift from God, passed away December 2, 2019 at the age of 90. Frances Padley, daughter of Ray V. and Mamie, married Johnnie Thornton and they lived all of their lives in Thayer. He preceded her in death, Frances was a hard-working farmer’s wife, finding her purpose as a wife, mother, and servant to all, especially God.
She will be sorely missed by her five children: Sharon Lindstrom, Everett Ray Thornton, Lillie Keen, Daniel Thornton, and Janet Rehmert. Frances had 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-greats. Frances always had a smile on her face, a witty remark, and a gentle hug. Her life was her family and her church. The service will be held Sunday at 1:30 pm at the Thayer Christian Church.
Memorials can be made to the Thayer Christian Preschool in honor of her love of children.